Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency/M.D. Program
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency/M.D. Program at
the University of Connecticut is a six-year residency approved
by the American Dental Association and sponsored by the School
of Dental Medicine. The trainee obtains education leading to an
M.D. degree, an Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical
Education approved postgraduate year of surgical residency, and
education in oral and maxillofacial surgery leading to a
certificate and eligibility for examination by the American
Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Oral and maxillofacial surgical training is provided under the auspices of the School of Dental Medicine at the affiliated hospitals. The residents rotate at John Dempsey
(University) Hospital, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Among them are 1,500 beds and
400 oral and maxillofacial
surgery admissions and 9,000 clinic visits annually. Formal medical education is provided through the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the general surgery residency is
obtained in the Integrated General Surgery program of the School of Medicine. The combination of three full-time and 28 part-time faculty in the Division of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery provides a unique blend of academic and clinical education.
The first year consists of clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery and an anesthesiology rotation. The next 20 months are committed to the mandatory and elective School of Medicine
third- and fourth-year clerkships after which the medical degree is awarded. The fourth year and part of the fifth year are accredited by the General Surgery Department and the final
one and a half years are in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Master’s and Ph.D. degree programs are available in addition to the specialty training/M.D. program.
Faculty from other departments within the
Schools of Dental Medicine and Medicine, as well as staff members of the affiliated hospitals, participate fully in the residency program.
All applications will be processed through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) of the American Association of Dental Schools. Information and an application can be
obtained by contacting:
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2212
All applicants are required to register with:
National Matching Services
20 Holly St. Suite 301
Canada M4S 3B1
The following materials should be sent directly to the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:
- Official college transcript(s) sent directly from all colleges and universities previously attended.
- Details of externships or research and related activities.
- Chronology of education and employment following high school graduation, providing dates and explaining any gaps when not in school.
- $75 application fee payable to the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Applications will not be processed without receipt of fee.
- A small photograph (approximately 2"x2")
- National Dental Board Scores are required.
- Letters of recommendation are required from the Dean of
your dental school (who must provide your class standing),
from a full-time oral and maxillofacial surgery faculty
member and another full-time dental school faculty member
and should be submitted to PASS. One of these, other than
the Dean's, must include a written narrative.
Application deadline is October 15th of the year preceding July 1st matriculation.